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Safety & Loss Advisory Committee


A unique feature of The Standard Club is the ‘Safety and Loss Advisory Committees’ (SLACs) which have formed a major part of its loss prevention approach for the last 22 years. The SLAC system was established at the request of the club’s board as a means to bring together senior technical and marine managers from the club’s membership. The members of the committee possess the necessary experience and knowledge to grapple with complex issues and have sufficient authority to enable them to act on the findings within their own organisation.

There are three distinct SLAC divisions: Asia, Europe and London Class. The London Class SLAC focuses on inland waterways’ claims, whilst the Asia and Europe SLACs examine the claims generated by the club’s ‘blue water’ business. All divisions meet twice a year.

The Europe and Asia SLACs examine both individual claims and claims trends as a means to determine the root causes and recommend preventative measures. They also discuss the implications of any new regulations due to come into force and review loss prevention initiatives and other topical subjects affecting the maritime industry.

The SLACs report directly to the club’s board and aim to analyse individual claims and claim trends with a view to developing prevention strategies and providing direction for the club’s loss prevention initiatives, articles and other activities.


Standard Club Safety & Loss Advisory Committee - Europe division

Umberto D'Amato
Perseveranza Spa di Navigazione

Grant Laversuch
Deputy Chairman 
P&O Ferries Ltd

Antonio d'Alesio, Jr
d'Alesio Group

Frank Heidrich
Ocean Shipmanagement GmbH

John Kehagias
White Sea Navigation S.A

Ali Ibrahim Kontaytekin
Arkas Shipping & Transport AS

Claus Schiller 
Maersk Drilling
A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S

Panagiotis Kallinikos
Thenamaris (Ships Management) Inc.

Jerome Eker

George Vasilakis
Optimum Ship Services Ltd

Demetris Makaritis
Navigator Gas 

Standard Club Safety & Loss Advisory Committee - Asia division

Pradeep Kale
Teekay Marine Ltd

Pradeep Chawla
Anglo-Eastern Univan Group

Hardeep Mundae
Thome Ship Management Pte Ltd                                                                

RS Minhas
Pacific International Lines Pte. Ltd.

Toru Fujita
NS United Kaiun Kaisha Ltd

CT Tun
Yan Ming

Vikram Dhingra
Pacific Basin

Stuart Jones
China Navigation

James Fortnum
Swire Pacific Offshore

Standard Club Safety & Loss Advisory Committee - London division

Patrick van Suijlekom
Maaskade Bevrachters/Wamasco group

Andrey Kruglov
North-West Shipping Company

Bálint Horvath
DDSG services GmbH/Helogistics


Upcoming Events

Webinar: Standard Club Seafarer Wellbeing Series: A discussion with Stella Maris and Capt. Artur Olbromski - What is the new normal?
30 September, 2020

The third webinar in the Standard Club seafarer wellbeing series was hosted by Captain Yves Vandenborn, Director of Loss Prevention and James Bean, Managing Director at Standard Club, alongside Ian Stokes, Head of Corporate Engagement at Stella Maris, Deacon Peter Barrigan, Port Chaplain for Port of Tees, Hartlepool and Seaham, and Capt. Artur Olbromski, very experienced LPG Master.

Speaking: 2020 SAFETY4SEA Athens Forum
7 October, 2020

Capt. Yves Vandenborn, Director of Loss Prevention, will be speaking at the 2020 SAFETY4SEA Athens Forum on behalf of Standard Club.

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